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Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks to writer David Graham of The Atlantic about the new legal hires by President Trump. Rudy Giuliani is the splashy name among these hires, but Trump also brought on two very experienced white-collar defense lawyers.


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Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa’el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo’s views are dangerous for the international community.


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Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Cans are lined up at the Pacific Coast Producers plant in Oroville, Calif. The company, which cans fruits for sale in supermarkets, says new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel imports will eat into its profits.The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

N.Y. Attorney General, Invoking Trump, Calls For Albany To Close Pardon 'Loophole'

N.Y. Attorney General, Invoking Trump, Calls For Albany To Close Pardon 'Loophole'

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked lawmakers in Albany to amend state law so a presidential pardon might not protect its recipient against state-level prosecution.Eric Schneiderman asked state lawmakers to alter New York criminal law so that a presidential pardon might not protect someone from state-level prosecution.

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N.Y. Attorney General, Invoking Trump, Calls For Albany To Close Pardon 'Loophole'

Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes

Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes

Representatives of the federal Judiciary today asked Congress to provide $7.22 billion in fiscal year 2019 to fund continuing operations of the judicial branch. The request includes funding to sustain cybersecurity initiatives and ensure sufficient security at federal courthouses.
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Judiciary Seeks 2019 Funding, Highlights Cost-Saving Successes